Thinking of studying with CIH?

CIH qualifications are a way of establishing yourself as a professional in the housing sector, as well as making sure you have theoretical knowledge, key skills and learning to perform at highest level in your day job.

We offer online qualifications which mean all your study is done virtually, so you can fit this around your day job, personal life and make it work for you.



Here's how we support you:

  • At the beginning of the qualification you will be provided with a brief introduction to the qualification and information on how it is delivered, structured and assessed
  • You will be allocated an academic tutor who will offer you support throughout your qualification via email and telephone on request
  • Your tutor will mark your assignments and give you feedback as well as providing you with advice and support on any academic issues
  • You will be supported by the CIH Housing Academy throughout your qualification, who will also offer guidance when personal or work-related problems arise which may affect your studies
  • You will be able to communicate and share ideas with other students via our e-learning site, Moodle.

As an online learning student, you will be supported throughout your studies with a dedicated tutor and staff from the Housing Academy team who are on hand to answer your questions, give you guidance and support you throughout your qualification

Free membership with online qualifications

Did you know the when you study with CIH you can claim free student membership?

During your studies you have the option to be a student member with CIH. Not only will student membership help you with your qualification but give you access to all the up-to-date information and best practice in the sector, as well as free attendance at our events, training and a wide array of digital resources.

How will student membership benefit me during my qualification?

  • Our Knowledge hub is broken down into specialist areas, where you can access information on the latest housing issues, and in-depth case studies and gain insight into what you need to know. You can use this when studying to help with examples, case studies, and general awareness around certain topics you may be studying
  • Hear about all the latest developments and important topics in housing with our webinars. These can be great if you prefer a listening learning style and want to hear about real-life examples from our expert speakers
  • Our membership helps your employability, progression, and development in your career. We offer resources such as blogs, publications, and guidance around career progression and development
  • Whilst studying your qualification it is still important to keep your knowledge current, with your free member newsletter, latest news, policy briefings, and more, student membership will help you do this
  • Get the opportunity to speak to other professionals that have completed your qualifications with our fantastic member network opportunities
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